Candy Cane Pancakes | Family Blog Hop

Today, I am joining a few friends for a gratitude blog hop because we thought it might be fun to share a little bit more about our families who are always behind the scenes at our house but not always seen here on our sites.

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Today I will be sharing some yummy Candy Cane Pancakes, perfect for a festive Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning breakfast. We love to make something fun and memorable to enjoy eating together as a family.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of our favorite family holidays.  And if there is one thing we are grateful for and enjoy as a family…it is eating together.

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After I share our recipe, I would love for you to see what the others have created and shared. There are recipes, printables and family traditions included in this blog hop.

Candy Cane Pancakes Recipe:

Candy Cane Pancakes

Candy Cane Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpos flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • __________
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies or 2-3 drops of peppermint oil
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix together sugar, baking powder, eggs, salt, milk and butter.
  2. Split batter in half and place into two separate bowls.
  3. Add the chocolate chips to one bowl of batter.
  4. Add the peppermint (crushed or oil or both) and the red food coloring if desired.
  5. Make up each bowl of pancake batter separately so you have peppermint pancakes and the white chocolate chip pancakes.
  6. Cook on greased griddle at about 350 degrees.
  7. Flip over when bubbles show up on the surface of the pancake.
  8. Cook on the other side for another couple of minutes.
  9. Serve with your favorite syrup and a dollop of whipped cream and crushed peppermint.
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Hop on over to these fun projects based around the Gratitude theme:
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A big, huge thank you to our families for their support and love. They are our guinea pigs, models, help us when we have last minute deadlines, love us even when we wear yoga pants for two days in a row and stick with us through the good, the bad and the ugly.

We are so grateful for you. Look at all these pretty faces! So much love (and kids) in this collage: Gratitude Blog Hop with several bloggers www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Kari from U Create // Jodie from Eighteen25 // Cindy from Skip to My Lou // Amy from Positively Splendid Kelli from Lolly Jane // Mique from Thirty Handmade Days // Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom // Steph from Somewhat Simple Melissa from Polka Dot Chair // Kristen from Capturing Joy // Becky from Organizing Made Fun // Amy from the Idea Room Kristyn from Lil Luna // Desiree from the 36th Avenue
We thought you might have fun getting to know a little bit more about our families too. So we asked them some questions.
Here’s what they had to say.
For the kids:

What are your favorite holiday traditions as a family?

Building Gingerbread Houses with cousins, Sunday night walks and games, one-on-one date nights with Mom & Dad,

What is your favorite recipe or project that your mom has made?

J (15): My room.

C (13): Slime

L (11): My Bed

H (9): The Treats!

T (6): Play dough

Do you have any family favorite- games, movies, activities, hobbies?

We like boating, camping, water-skiing, and snow skiing together. Going of family trips and playing soccer in the back yard. We like to play Wackee Six and Rummikub together and watch movies. We also like to go hiking.

Are you tired of taking pictures for Mom’s blog?

YES!! We (the boys) will not let her take any pictures of us. We always have to wait to eat something and ask mom if she took a picture of it yet. She makes yummy treats, but we can’t eat them until she doesn’t need them or she gives them away. The youngest is the only one who wants to get her picture taken now. She ALWAYS has to go and get her camera before we do ANYTHING!!!

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Mr. Idea Room:

What do you do for a living?

I work an exciting day filled with counting…lots and lots of counting. I work in finance and accounting…enough said.

How did you two meet?

Well, which version do you want…mine or hers? She would insist hers was the correct version. We do agree on the fact that we DID meet in college where we were both living. Our apartments were directly across from one another. The rest of the storyline gets a bit sketchy as far as details go. Something about me being shirtless on an apartment balcony…I have no recollection of this. I do know that she someone that I was interested in getting to know better.

And what do you love most about your wife?

Amy is very devoted to her family, our little family and her extended family. Amy has a really funny sense of humor. She can surprise you with her funny one liners when you least expect it. I really value her opinion and feel like she is a great friend. I love how motivated she is to get things done…well…most of the time!

How much time do you think your wife spends on her blog per week?

Probably more than I realize or that she let’s me know. 25-30 hours a week?

What is your favorite project/recipe she’s made?

There are a lot that I have really enjoyed. The treats are always a nice bonus. But I think my absolute favorite project that Amy has made is the Tufted Headboard she made for our daughter.

What’s her favorite thing about blogging?

Interacting with other women and mothers who have similar interests. The challenge of creating projects for our family and home. And the real-life friendships she has made with other bloggers.

And least favorite thing about blogging?

Getting mean comments or emails from people.

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I am so grateful for each and everyone in my family. I am grateful to be married to my best friend. We have been through some really good times and have had our fair share of struggles. Life can be hard at times, but I am grateful I get to share my life with my him.

He works so hard for our family and yet comes home and manages to be able to know right where the slack needs to be picked up. Whether it involves helping out with dinner or with a child who needs some extra attention. I also love that he is {usually} pretty excited about another project I have been scheming up in my head ;), and so willing to join in and working on it together.

I hope we will all take a little bit of time to reflect on the many blessings that we have to be thankful for.

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Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 6

    These look sooo good Amy! My family would love them. Mmmmm…..
    I have to say – the answers to these q’s cracked me up! Your kids answer on the pictures is so how it is at our house too. And Vance’s answers were awesome too. Loved reading them!! xoxo

  2. 7

    Amy – You have a beautiful family! Your boys’ answers crack me! Your pancakes look yummy and I bet the kids love them! It was so neat to participate in the blog hope with you!

    Becky B.

  3. 8

    Such a cute family… Love the recipe too! Pinning :)

  4. 9

    Love reading what your hubs wrote–especially because I know him;)

  5. 10

    Candy cane pancakes? I love anything with peppermint and I need to give these a try!

  6. 11

    These look amazing. And your staging is gorgeous, Amy!! xo

  7. 12

    Just pinned these – a great idea for Christmas morning.

  8. 13

    Such an awesome post! Love al of the projects and learning more about the you and your family as well. Amazingly (not, ha!) I do the same thing to my hubby…he does know I spend more than 30 hours a week on the blog, and he is always willing to help with my big projects. :-)

  9. 14

    OH MY! These look so yummy. You seriously have the cutest family! XO

  10. 15

    These looks absolutely delicious, Amy! You always have such beautiful photos. :)

  11. 16

    That looks really yummy and the peppermint pancake seems delicious. Might just try this on Christmas morning!

  12. 17

    Loved getting to know your family a bit through their answers – such a beautiful family! Also love, love the candy cane pancakes. I’m a huge peppermint fan and can’t wait to try these!

  13. 18

    My boys hate getting their pictures taken as well…loved reading this & your pancakes. They look great!

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